Do Not Disturb
We all have friends and family all over the globe and with today’s technology we often forget about time zones when we text, email or call our loved ones. We live in the moment and without thinking off goes that text and you forget that crucial detail….it is the middle of the night in that destination! If you are one of those people who leave your phone by your bedside, read on. It always amazes me how little some of us know about features in our phones that can make life so much more enjoyable and peaceful in this case.
You all probably know about the Do Not Disturb feature on your IPhone in your settings. Turning it on and off for meetings, appointments, movies, etc. I have come across many who were not aware of the option within Do Not Disturb to schedule your phone to be silent while sleeping for example. Perhaps you are thinking what if family needs us in an emergency in the middle of the night. No problem…easy fix. In your settings go to Do Not Disturb and hit SCHEDULED. Set the time you would like the phone to be silent. Keep scrolling down and select ALLOW CALLS FROM….you can select Everyone, No One, and Favorites. Your choice. What this now does is silence your phone from text pings but allows phone calls to come in. You can choose what fits your life, if you get phone calls from random people in the middle of the night you might select Favorites and make sure important numbers of friends and family are in your Favorites.
Also within the DO NOT DISTURB feature you can set your phone to Repeated Calls allowing a second call from the same person within three minutes will not be silenced. In addition there is a DO NOT DISTURB DURING DRIVING setting as well.
So explore the DO NOT DISTURB feature on your phone and sleep peacefully and drive safely!
* Please note these instructions are specific to IPhone users, android phones will have similar features.